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What Trade in the Trump Era Means for Sourcing

For President Trump, who has taken to a sweeping revamp of U.S. trade policies, upending more than he’s upgraded so far, trade is a zero-sum game with winners and losers.

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Currency Fluctuations Cause Consternation for Importers

Dramatic fluctuations between the dollar and the currencies of key apparel and textile sourcing countries, including China, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Turkey, has put U.S. importers in a difficult situation.

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Brazil’s Improving Economy Has Restored Faith in Footwear Sourcing

For Brazil, the worst of its recent recession appears to have blown over for now, and though its retail industry may still be reeling from the 40,000 or so apparel and footwear stores that shuttered in the last two years, and manufacturing is feeling the sting of rising raw material costs, sourcing is starting to see a silver lining.

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Importer Beware: FOB Prices Out of India Spike 5 Percent

It seems the Indian government is stuck between a rock–complying with global trade rules and its overall tax structure –and a hard place–supporting its apparel and textile industry.

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